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Hormoz

(hôr`mōz'),

Hormuz

(–mŭz', hôrmo͞oz`) or

Ormuz

(ôr`–, ôr–), island (1989 est. pop. 2,500), 5 mi (8.1 km) long and 3.5 mi (5.6 km) wide, S Iran, in the Strait of Hormuz (Hormoz), between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Salt and red ocher are produced. The town of Hormoz, originally built on the mainland, was moved (c.1300) to the island after repeated attacks by marauding raiders. The new port prospered and served as a center of trade with India and China. It was attacked by the Portuguese under Alfonso de Albuquerque in 1507 and was captured by them in 1514. Its recapture in 1622 by Shah Abbas I with the aid of an English fleet marked the end of the island's prosperity; the shah abandoned Hormoz for the new mainland port of Bandar AbbasBandar Abbas
, city (1991 pop. 249,504), S Iran, on the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf. A port of strategic and commercial importance, it is the focal point of the trade routes of S Iran. It was long noted for its trade with India.
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. The town's proximity to the Persian Gulf has lent it strategic importance in the 20th cent.
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This paper which has been performed with descriptive-analytical method based on library and field data tries to answer this question that what the factors affecting formation of cultural landscape in Hormoz Island are and this hypothesis was raised that some factors such as seashore, natural factors available in the island such as colorful soils, historical record, urban spaces type of living and climate are of the most important ones.
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Lukoil has already started looking for oil and gas reserves in Dasht-e Abadan and the northern parts of the Persian Gulf, said Hormoz Qalavand, the director for exploration affairs of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), oil ministry website reported.
Preliminary studies showed that 26 million cubic feet of natural gas can be extracted per day from oil wells in the region, the Fars News Agency quoted National Iranian Oil Company official Hormoz Qalavand as saying.
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Pointing out the plans for establishing joint Venezuelan methanol plants (Veniran), Indonesian urea and ammonia plant(Hengam), and Omani urea and ammonia plant (Hormoz), he added:"a number of tenders have been held to choose the qualified contractors and even the ranking and prioritization of some contractors have been determined."